Senior Automation Tester

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Intellectual Property Office

Listed on

27th November 2023




£41016 - £51104

Salary Notes

Competitive + Benefits



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About this Role

The IPO is a modern organisation which depends on its IT services to operate and innovate effectively. In order to provide up to date services to our customers both nationally and internationally systems need to be developed, improved and maintained. You will have the opportunity to work on the latest cutting-edge cloud technologies, use modern delivery processes and work on innovative projects some including the use of AI and ML. Working alongside experts in their fields you will have the opportunity to make valuable contributions without compromising on quality.

You will need the appetite to learn new technologies and methodologies for delivering high quality IT services. In this role you will work within a multi-disciplined squad using several technologies to build enterprise grade services. You will be expected to be proactive and take accountability for the squad assigned deliveries. The role will also require the investigation, diagnosis and fix of any system issues. A Senior Test Engineer is expected to contribute to the technical strategy for the department.

As a multi-skilled individual, you will have the opportunities to develop and mature skills in a core role but extend this to skills typically aligned to other role types. You will have a high level of input in defining which additional skills you can develop

Person Specification

Essential Experience

Has been a key player in delivering technical solutions as part of large projects

Experience of working with cloud technologies including Azure

Experience of using data models

Experience in test documentation, such as strategies and approaches

Experience in testing front-end and back-end web services

Experienced with Agile delivery model

Working knowledge of Azure DevOps

Essential Technical

Experience with Automation tools, including MS Visual Studio with C#, Selenium, BDD, SpecFlow, MSTest, RestSharp and JavaScript

Working knowledge of non-functional test tools including JMeter and Azure Load Test

Experience with Git

Has a deep understanding of architectural principals with design patterns

Experience of writing SQL statements

Working Style

This role will be carried out in-line with IPO Hybrid working arrangements where staff are currently expected to spend at least 20% of their time working onsite from one of our offices. This role is based in our Newport office.

Please note that the frequency of workplace attendance for IPO staff is currently under review and may be subject to change.



Unlimited Pluralsight video learning access

Access to Microsoft's ESI training suite

Pension: 27.1% - 27.9% employer contributions

Hybrid working with no core hours

Substantial support for career progression

25 days annual leave moving to 30 days in annual increments

You will also get 8 days public leave and 1 day privilege leave

How to apply

Click the 'Apply now' button and complete the application form by uploading an anonymised copy of your current CV.

Your CV will be used to assess your suitability for the role therefore please ensure that you evidence the essential requirements listed in the person specification above.

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